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Beatrix Potter

Writing in Code

By M. Daphne Kutzer

Routledge – 2003

Series: Children's Literature and Culture

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Description

Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work, and it covers the entire oeuvre, examining all facets of her work in relation to her private life. Daphne Kutzer reveals the depth of the symbolism in Potter’s work and relates this to the issues of the author's own development as an independent woman and writer, and her struggles with domesticity, Unitarianism, and the socio-political issues in late-19th and early-20th century England. Weaving the subtle themes inscribed in Potter's own stories with the concerns and temperament of the author who wrote them, Kutzer exemplifies literary criticism as it can illuminate the breadth of allusion in children's literature.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Rhymes and Riddles

Chapter Two: Into the Garden

Chapter Three: Two Bad Mice

Chapter Four: Dangers and Delights

Chapter Five: Interlude

Chapter Six: Into the Sunset

Chapter Seven: Coda and Conclusion

Notes

Index

Bibliography

Name: Beatrix Potter: Writing in Code (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By M. Daphne Kutzer. Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work,...
Categories: Literature, Children's Literature, British Literature